Homosexual Revolution in the Media

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Is television turning the America public gay? In the article “Subversion Through Perversion” by William Jasper, he claims that forces in entertainment are trying to take their audience with them to hell. Jasper continues by saying that these “sodomites” (Jasper, 2005, para.1) are trying to force homosexuality on straight people and make them subconsciously accept it. He then claims that over the top homosexuals are trying to reform our society and culture but are unsuccessful with passing laws so the must do so through the media, through the placement of gay/lesbian characters in popular shows. Jasper explains how the “Velvet Mafia” (Jasper, 2005, para.5) is in charge of determining when it is time to push homosexuality on the public. When they say its time there are coming out episodes or same-sex kissing scenes. Jasper later cites a New York Times writer, Virginia Heffenan. She claims entertainment mediums have discovered the appeal of the lesbian kiss and how the audience sees them as nothing out of the ordinary. She also describes how lesbians are sold to young adults and makes them seem beautiful and cool. Jasper continues with his examples by calling out The Simpsons and claiming Homer has been added to further spread homosexuality by officiating a same-sex marriage. At the end of the article, Jasper concludes by saying that this revolution occurred so quietly that no one even knew it happened. I disagree with Jasper that the media is trying to homosexualize America because homosexuality was around way before television began to include it, Jasper’s claims are biased, and media everywhere is accepting homosexuality by including it in their content (Jasper, 2005). William Jasper failed to acknowledge the fact that homosexuality was around already when media began including it in their content. In this article, Jasper claims, “The forces in control of this…...

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